Reading and understanding quantitative research reports

  • Teaching

    Details

    Faculty Faculty of Humanities
    Domain Interdisciplinary
    Code UE-L26.00013
    Languages English
    Type of lesson Seminar
    Level Master
    Semester SA-2022

    Schedules and rooms

    Summary schedule Tuesday 12:15 - 15:00, Cours bloc, RM 02, Room S-1.117 (Autumn semester)

    Teaching

    Teachers
    Description


    Overview/description
    This seminar is designed to help the graduates in acquiring the necessary skills that will enable them to critically read, appraise and review quantitative research reports at an introductory level. Frequently, professional reading must be squeezed into a small window of available time and improving the reading skills will help sort through the reading required to maintain and expand their knowledge base. It is expected that this seminar will help the participants to undertake the critical analysis of quantitative research papers and incorporate it into all their professional life. For doing so, this seminar provides the opportunity to begin practicing the role of efficient consumer of quantitative research using controlled exercises. The sessions will be in the form of class discussions and participatory meetings.

     

    Training objectives


    The aims of the seminar

    • provide the student with a general understanding of empirical research methods

    • identify valid and rigorous quantitative studies

    • assess data sources and data collection methods for quantitative studies

    • assess the reliability and validity of measures

    • demonstrate understanding of quantitative data analysis techniques

    • discuss results from quantitative studies

     

    Comments

    Evaluation
    The seminar will be validated by a written report and class participation.

    Important!
    Participation of the following coursed is mandatory:
    - Interdisziplinäres wissenschaftliche Arbeiten, Kurs: L005.0004
    - Einführung in die rechtswissenschaftlichen Methoden, Kurs: L005.0003
    - Reading and understanding quantitative research reports, Kurs: L005.0010

    You will earn 3 ECTS in total for the 3 courses!

    Softskills
    No
    Off field
    No
    BeNeFri
    No
    Mobility
    No
    UniPop
    No

    Documents

    Bibliography

    American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington DC: American Psychological Association.
    Clark-Carter, D., & Clark-Carter, D. (2004). Quantitative psychological research: A student's handbook. New York: Taylor & Francis.
    O'Dwyer, L. M., & Bernauer, J. A. (2013). Quantitative research for the qualitative Researcher. London: Sage Publications.
    Fallon, F. (2016). Writing up Quantitative Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Rotterdam: Springer.
    Lee, P. (2006). Understanding and critiquing quantitative research papers. Nursing times, 102, 28-30.

     

  • Dates and rooms
    Date Hour Type of lesson Place
    08.11.2022 12:15 - 15:00 Cours RM 02, Room S-1.117
    22.11.2022 12:15 - 15:00 Cours RM 02, Room S-1.117
    29.11.2022 12:15 - 15:00 Cours RM 02, Room S-1.117
    06.12.2022 12:15 - 15:00 Cours RM 02, Room S-1.117
  • Assessments methods

    Contrôle des présences - SA-2022, Session d'hiver 2023

    Assessments methods By rating, By success/failure

    Contrôle des présences - SP-2023, Session d'été 2023

    Assessments methods By rating, By success/failure

    Contrôle des présences - SP-2023, Autumn Session 2023

    Assessments methods By rating, By success/failure

    Contrôle des présences - SA-2023, Session d'hiver 2024

    Assessments methods By rating, By success/failure
  • Assignment
    Valid for the following curricula:
    Family, Children and Youth Studies 90 [MA]
    Version: SA15_MA_PA_bil_V01
    Module à choix > Enfance et jeunesse
    Module à choix > Famille